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Thread: Facing bar ends parallel on the lathe.
10/08/2020 08:17:55

Ebay cheapie, I've had one for 10 years, although I presume Jason has put a nice DTI on it

Thread: Namibian Dust Storms
09/08/2020 13:43:06
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 09/08/2020 08:03:42:

Mind-boggling, Joe !

It reminds me how arrogant it is, of mankind, to think that we can do much to ‘re-stabilise’ Climate/Weather to suit ourselves.


I once calculated the energy released by every fossil fuel reserve on the planet if it was all burned at once

The earth receives the same amount of energy from the sun every 2.5 days

I do think we can do a lot more about pollution though

09/08/2020 12:59:39

Then the sea washes it back in as a beach to lounge upon

Thread: Facing bar ends parallel on the lathe.
08/08/2020 06:49:19

It's not really a lathe job, there are too many potential errors

I would use a shaper (or if I had one a grinder)

the faces must be parallel, and flat, and at right angles to the diameter

Lathes do round bits and shapers do flat bits

I believe that most lathes are set up a bit convex or concave to start with, so even the facing off isn't really flat which doesn't matter with most jobs but when you need it really spot on you need the right machine

I suppose a decent mill with a fly cutter would also do flat

Edited By Ady1 on 08/08/2020 07:14:53

Thread: Completed Twin Inline IC Engine
04/08/2020 08:12:11

Lovely work, really lovely

My 2CV engined citroen visa had one coil and a sensor on the flywheel

It fired 2 sparks per stroke, so one got wasted, it was a supersimple superreliable system

Thread: Music in the Workshop
03/08/2020 15:41:34

Those new-er digital radios can be very good, quite a clever system

Music etc doesn't sound as good to me now because I'm old and so I don't bother very much

Apparently your hearing at the higher pitches completely disappears with age, I thought it was the digital recording but no, it's me

Even old ABBA songs just aint quite what they used to be

The mosquito is based on this phenomenon

Thread: Social Distancing
03/08/2020 15:28:06

I like the alien theory

Took a couple of David Icke fans to his gig at the Edinburgh Festival a couple of years ago

They seemed to be thoroughly decent and sensible people

03/08/2020 09:25:53

At 30 you're indestructible, I know I was until I fell off a cliff

USA is a good indicator IMO

900k births 150k deaths in 4 months =15%

Not worried at all

My previous generations had WW1 and 2 to deal with, the Spanish flu and whatever else

Every generation or two gets tested by the gods and the last 50 years have been a doddle compared to the previous 2000 years

Thread: Melting bronze
02/08/2020 19:57:20

They used to paint foundry moulds with a liquid...

colloidial graphite??

can't 'member, sorry

Thread: Social Distancing
02/08/2020 18:07:12

If you tweak the social density numbers for the UK and exclude the backwater of Scotland it goes up to 380 people per km

Japan is 335

Now take out Northern Ireland and we get... drumroll

404 folk per sq km

People are packed like fish in a barrel in Engerland, India is 420 ppkm2

Thread: Herbert Junior Surface Grinder.
02/08/2020 17:37:48

Well done to you sir,

She looks great and you've saved a bit of history

Thread: Social Distancing
02/08/2020 17:29:13

I just assume it's like measles

Half the time the person who gives it to you doesn't even know they've got it

Unless you hide from everyone, forever, it's going to get around to you at some point

Edit: More serious implications in the longer term from my perspective are social revolutions and government control issues which arise from this pandemic

We live in interesting times!

Edited By Ady1 on 02/08/2020 17:32:59

02/08/2020 14:19:20

In 4months it's killed a million folk

In 4 months the global population increased by 25-30 million folk

We're still winning by a huge margin even if it can kill 30 million folk a year

Darwinism only cares about the numbers

Edited By Ady1 on 02/08/2020 14:21:16

Thread: Can a small lathe handle a tail stock die holder?
01/08/2020 22:56:00

You need a lot of power to cut a thread in a single pass

Hobby machines tend to use multiple passes with a single point tool

Thread: Coping with deafness
01/08/2020 18:16:15
Posted by Mike E. on 01/08/2020 16:57:08:

Ear flushing is not suitable for many people. I have had a lifetime of ear problems and infections. Surgery 4 years ago has helped with the infections but my hearing is now worse. As a child 65 years or more ago the ENT doctor tried to flush my ears, the pain was unbelievable and I remember running away through the hospital corridors. Turns out I have perforated ear drums, two lots of surgery for skin grafts to fix them failed.

I have hearing aids but my limit for wearing them is around 2 hours before the pain is a problem.

Now that's interesting

I had a mastoid as a nipper and my ears were ok afterwards but I got a lot of ENT type issues in my 40s with infections, especially the throat/ear zones

My neck gland would swell up and almost make it impossible to swallow

Never tried to get it sussed out, I avoid doctors, but my dentist gave me this super-antibiotic for a bad abscess which needed removed, he called it "domestos for humans"

I have not had any ENT issues since he gave me that stuff, it was amazing

Perhaps a dose of super-antibiotics once every 30 years would do us all a favour

01/08/2020 17:54:04
Posted by Rod Renshaw on 01/08/2020 15:50:57:

I have suggested she has a flashing light doorbell but she is not keen on this idea because she thinks it will make her seem like a disabled person!

My 83yo dad is corned beef and won't wear hearing aids because it would make him look old and disabled


Vanity takes priority over common-bluddy-sense

I just shout insults at him between the general conversation, it keeps him alert and focussed

Thread: Lathe turning speed in relation to different metals
01/08/2020 08:01:13

On a small hobby machine it's often suck it and see

If you do a big piece cutting can be not very good on the outside and improves as you whittle it down

Not so easy to see subtle differences on a larger powerful machine because it compensates for more issues

On the other hand a unimat sl shows you everything, a unimat is great for showing you good tool grinding angles since you have almost no stiffness

Edited By Ady1 on 01/08/2020 08:02:59

Thread: Cutting an M33 x 3.5 thread on my ML7
31/07/2020 10:38:11
Posted by not done it yet on 31/07/2020 10:07:57:

There are plenty of taps available. £22.61 could get you one (don’t know what quality it might be) from epay.

While I would not suggest you try to use one just like that to cut the thread, you could rough it out the thread on the lathe and finish it off with the tap.


If you can get a tap for 22quid, grab it, a die too

Do most of the work on the lathe and only finish off with the tap/die

Starting the thread on the lathe also ensures it is parallel/straight, not as easy  to achieve as you would imagine, especially on a big piece

They become part of the lathe if you ever sell it and are a huge help for useful bits if you hang onto it

Edited By Ady1 on 31/07/2020 10:42:35

31/07/2020 07:53:14

You need to practice on smaller threads, say 12mm, until you are confident

You may find it easier to do it by hand, instead of under power, especially if you only need a one-off item


Thread: Australian diesel loco in 5 gauge.
31/07/2020 00:52:27


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